About Catawiki's trading cards auction
Depicting well-known fictional characters, celebrities or places; trading cards usually feature a visual element, along with information or statistics relating to the card’s subject. At the beginning of the 19th Century, Cigarette manufacturers began to include interesting images on the cards used to stiffen cigarette packets. Designed to appeal to consumers of cigarettes, these cards became popular among collectors, before the onset of the Second World War and resulting paper-shortages put an end to their production. In the 1990’s, collectable card games were introduced, these included Magic: The Gathering; Star Wars; Lord of the Rings and World of Warcraft. One of the most expensive trading cards ever sold was the American Tobacco Company’s T206 card, featuring American baseball player Honus Wagner, who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates between 1897 and 1917 - one of these cards sold in 2006 for $2.8 million.
Catawiki’s trading card auctions include cards from around the world, from subjects such as baseball; fantasy and film. Whether you have a box of trading cards from your childhood or a highly sought-after, rare baseball card, Catawiki’s trading card auctions are the ideal place to sell your special objects. Our expert auctioneers supervise our auctions, while our notary officials work to guarantee the validity of bids placed. What’s more, our secure payment system keeps both sellers and buyers satisfied during the transaction.
Catawiki is the perfect marketplace for your trading cards - sell yours today!